Homemade English Muffin Bread

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There is nothing quite like the taste of homemade english muffin bread fresh out of the oven.  I like to spread my homemade apple butter or fig jam right on top.  The recipe I am sharing today is one my Mom gave to me I think it is actually one my  Aunt Helen shared with her but since my Mom handed it to me she gets the credit.

This recipe is easy and versatile most of the ingredients you will always have on hand.  The no. 1 mistake when I first started making it is that I did not check the temperature of the liquid mixture you do need to have a good thermometer and you do need to check it or you could have a failure but if I check the temperature I have never had a failure with this bread.

It is perfect, and when you toast it thinly sliced; it is nice and light and crispy.

Momma’s  English Muffin Loaves


2 pkg. active dry yeast

6 C. unsifted flour

1 TBSP. sugar

2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

2 C. milk

1/2 C. water



Combine 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and soda.  Heat liquids until very warm (120-130 degrees F).  Add to dry mixture; beat well.  Stir in rest of flour to make stiff batter.  (It will seem very stiff not to worry).  Spoon into two 8 1/2 X 4 1/2″ pans that have been greased and sprinkled with cornmeal.  Sprinkle top of batter with cornmeal.  Cover.  I usually place some wax paper on top of them and then some kitchen towels and place in a warm place for 45 mins.  Bake at 400 F. for 25 minutes.  Remove from pans immediately and cool.  To serve slice, toast in toaster and spread with butter, jam, etc….Enjoy!


My Mom and I spending time together on Thanksgiving

This recipe is a keeper and it is one that you will surely want to hand down to the next generation.

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday during this special Holiday Season!



10 thoughts on “Homemade English Muffin Bread

  1. I am thinking Christmas gifts. Have you tried freezing this bread? Would like to gift it with some honey (fingers crossed that I win…If not a know a local bee keeper so no worries) My idea was to make some breads ahead and freeze them and give as gifts with a jar of honey for Christmas this year. Want to be sure the breads I make can be frozen and then awesome when they decide to thaw and eat 🙂 Thanks.

    1. I always bake this bread fresh so I don’t know but I think if it were me and I was going to freeze bread in advance I would do it with a quick bread like pumpkin or banana because they are so moist! Sounds like a great gift!

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